It is a very old breed of Scottish origin. The way it looks today was obtained by crossbreeding the old Scottish Terrier with other terrier breeds. It is a breed known and beloved in many countries.
It is a small-sized, pudgy, vigorous dog, with a rectangular look and short legs. The head is proportional to the body, long, conical, with the muzzle equal in length to the skull and with a beard. The eyes are almond-shaped, deeply set, set apart, dark and covered by bushy eyebrows. The ears are small, pointed, erect and with parallel outer edges. The tail is thick, conical, covered by short and rough hair, carried straight or slightly bent. The fur is double-layered with a fluffy, soft and short inner layer and an outer layer made of rough, wiry hair, black, straw-yellow or striped. The fur on the legs and belly touches the ground.
It is a dynamic, lively, active, brave, confident dog, but sometimes stubborn. Devoted and attached to the family, it is independent, harsh and suspicious of strangers. It accepts children if they don't bother it and leave it alone. Sometimes it can be aggressive with other dogs, but it gets along well with other household animals.
The chest, head and legs are generally trimmed. The rest of the fur must be combed weekly and trimmed 2-3 times a year. The beard and whiskers must be brushed daily, to remove leftover food.
It is a dog which adapts easily to the offered conditions, outdoors or indoors, with an active or less active master, but firm, determined, because it is a rather stubborn dog. It needs socialization and training.
The training of the dog must be done by a person with experience. It must be consistent, well-balanced, strong, done with patience because it is an independent dog.
It is one of the best hunting dogs for small animals of prey and foxes. It's a great companion.